Monsal Trail extension

At the recent Annual Meeting for the Derwent Valley Cycleway working group a question was raised about the progress on extending the Monsal Trail from Bakewell to Matlock that would join with the northern end of the Derwent Valley Cycleway. The Monsal Trail extension was part of the work done by Peak Cycle Links and a summary of the current situation was reported by the Derby Telegraph in August 2014.

This article states that planning permission will be sought imminently and supporters of the Derwent Valley Cycleway are encouraged to comment positively on the Monsal Trail extension as the link is key to meet the overall goals of a well connected network.

Pedal Peak Phase II consultation

The Peak Cycle links project to produce a circular route from Matlock through Bakewell and Buxton is currently in a consultation phase and your comments would be welcomed.

This route will complement the Derwent Valley Cycleway (DVC) and, by providing a link from the northern end of the DVC to the route around the Peak District, will provide opportunities for long distance cycle touring on off road routes from Derby and beyond.

Please review the plans here and add your views to the online consultation available here The successful implementation of the planned Peak Cycle links makes the argument for the Derwent Valley Cycleway that much stronger.

Belper Goes Green Festival

Representatives of the Derwent Valley Cycleway were at the Belper Goes Green festival today and generated lots of interest in the project. Loads of people expressed their support for the project and stated how much it was needed and how they would make use of it.

2014-05-31-11.10.34About 50 people signed up to be kept informed of future developments.

Thanks to Ian Dent, Pete Greenfield and Steve Adams who represented the project at the event. Also thanks to the Derby Cycling Group for supporting the project and for loaning their event equipment.